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Surviving Project Management

Three Day Course

Overview

This course is specifically designed to enable those new to project management to make considered decisions regarding the validity of a project, pre-plan projects, carry out risk analysis and produce a project plan using Critical Path Analysis (PERT) techniques.

You will learn how to effectively maintain control of projects and present a project to other people so that they can understand what is happening and can support you in your objectives. Finally you will cover how to accurately cost projects as well as a brief introduction to Earned Value Analysis. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • What is project management?
    • What are the fundamental problems to be addressed?
    • The role of the project manager

    Project aims and objectives
    • Defining aims and objectives: the Business case
    • Preparing a Project Initiation Document
    • Assessing the relative importance of time, cost and quality
    • Project Risk Analysis

    Estimating the workload
    • Realistic forecasting
    • Use of work standards, historical data and standard deviation techniques

    Getting started
    • Creating a preliminary product list
    • Using a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Producing a project plan using PERT techniques
    • Allowing for contingency - lead and lag
  • Analysis of a project plan
    • Calculating the Critical Path
    • Understanding float (slack) and contingency
    • Calculating project costs
    • Dealing with resource conflicts

    Control of the project's progress
    • Setting a baseline
    • The management of change

    People management
    • Stakeholders
    • Potential problems
    • Team management
    • Decision making in leadership
    • Delegation and motivation

    Stress management
    • Causes of stress and myths about stress
    • The parasympathetic and sympathetic states
    • Positive stress management techniques
    • A stress reduction self-evaluation exercise

    Questions and answers
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  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
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